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A New Chapter in Regulation?

CMF Evening Event 6 February 2018, 6 – 8.30 pm (including drinks reception) Venue: Lewis Silkin Llp, 5 Chancery Lane, Clifford’s Inn Passage, London EC4A 1BL Tickets: £10 – free to all CMF Supporters and patrons Following Baroness Benjamin’s success in amending the Digital Economy Act which empowers Ofcom to regulate for more kids’ content on the three commercial […]

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Internet Safety Strategy Consultation – Don’t Miss Out

The Department of Digital, Media, Culture and Sport consultation on the government’s Internet Safety Strategy closes midday, December 7th, 2017. The Internet Safety Strategy Green Paper covers many issues related to preventing online harm, and enacts the government’s agenda to make “Britain is the safest place to be online.” Your input is needed on the following key issues: the introduction of […]


Internet Safety Strategy Consultation Announced

The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport have recently launched a Green Paper on their Internet Safety Strategy. The Green Paper outlines their proposals which are now up for public consultation until December 7th. This follows an extensive House of Lords Report in March and the government’s broadly declared intention to make Britain “the safest […]


CMF@CMC – ‘Can We Fix It?’ Report for DDCMS

The CMF has produced an in-depth report on the insights discussed during the session “Can We Fix It?” which  was held at the Children’s Media Conference in July. The “Report on the Outcomes of an Industry Discussion on Internet Safety for Children and Young People” was submitted to the DDCMS on the day their Internet Safety Strategy […]

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Ofcom PSB Regulation

As a result of the amendment to the Digital Economy Act proposed by Baroness Benjamin, Ofcom now have the right (and the responsibility) to require ITV, Channel 4 and Channel Five to carry more children’s content. The definition of that regulation has been left open. The Act simply says Ofcom “may” regulate. So now the regulator […]

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DDCMS and the Contestable Fund

The latest news of the proposed Public Service Contestable Content Fund has emerged from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The public consultation on the proposals to spend £60m of public money over two or three years to stimulate public service content outside the BBC closed in mid February, but analysis and decision […]

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New Term Excitement for Children’s Arts and Media

CMF Executive and Board member Jayne Kirkham reveals the latest developments at the All Party Parliamentary Group supported by CMF.   The last couple of years have been somewhat challenging for the APPG for Children’s Arts and Media. However, despite the upheavals caused by general elections and referenda, the group has continued to make a significant contribution to the […]


Children’s Screen Content in an Era of Forced Migration: Facilitating Arab-European Dialogue

PRE-SUMMIT CGMS WORKSHOP: 4 December 2017 10.00-16.00 including lunch  BBC Media City, Salford Quays Workshop Coordinators:  Professor Jeanette Steemers (King’s College London)  Professor Naomi Sakr (University of Westminster) This pre-summit workshop will take place on 4 December prior to the Children’s Global Media Summit 2017 at BBC Media City, Manchester, UK.  European broadcasters, policy-makers, children’s advocacy groups […]

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Is it Fixed Yet? – A CMC Recap

Sam Lawyer and Yara Farran summarise a CMC session asking what should be done by policymakers, platforms and media professionals to make online spaces safer for children. In a CMC session titled “Can We Fix It?”  campaigners, media producers, academic researchers and others gathered to discuss the task of making digital media an ethical and supportive space […]

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Yearbook Now on Sale

The 2017 edition of the children’s Media Yearbook is available now. Published by CMF, this fifth Yearbook is packed with articles on the way children watch, the latest trends in content, research outcomes, policy discussions and news of success and innovation in every field of children’s media. It’s available to download (cost: £7.95), or in hard copy which delivers with in […]

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